Funny Police Reports in Montana papers (Bozeman, Big Timber: apartment complex, condo, crime)
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No one was home at a Haggerty Lane home from which loud music was emanating around midnight.
A woman said her boyfriend’s ex-wife came to the man’s house and pounded on the door around 2:30 a.m. Police warned the ex-wife.
Around 11:30 a.m., a woman reported someone broke into her shed on South Eighth Avenue and left a purse and backpack inside.
A caller reported two men came into his home, left and came back about an hour later. The caller chased them off. He told police the men were “looking for their drug dealer” and “is not sure why the suspects would think their drug dealer was there.”
A “huge fight between Whitehall guys and Three Forks people” broke out in Bertagnolli Park just before 6 p.m.
Around 8 p.m., a woman caller was ranting about illegal technologies, saying she was “going for the death penalty.”
A female caller was concerned about poultry living in her Driftwood Drive neighborhood. Police responded to the area around 1:30 p.m. to search for poultry.
A Redwood Drive resident complained about his neighbor’s barking dogs around 11 p.m. The man described one dog as a “non-stop yapper” and the other as a “howler.” Deputies checked the area but did not locate any dogs.
A deputy stopped a hitchhiker around mile marker 304 on Interstate 90 at 5:02 p.m. The deputy gave the man a ride to Manhattan. Once there, the deputy bought the man two "athletic style" drinks, because the hitchhiker looked to be dehydrated.
A number of people playing out in the streets lately.
Police and Sheriff reports from Saturday:
At 4:30 a.m. a foreign man arrived at the Gallatin County jail to pick up a friend. He also needed help jump-starting his vehicle. When officers arrived to assist, they noted that the man smelled like alcohol. He denied drinking, but he mentioned that he had been at a frat party earlier and had consumed some of the "red punch from the bowl." It was discovered that he had a 0.08 blood-alcohol level. Another ride was found. He was warned not to drink punch at frat parties.
Two men were jumping into traffic at 4:30 a.m. on Main Street, causing vehicles to swerve.
An Eighth Avenue man called to report that upon hearing his doorbell ring he answered his door to find an older-looking, land-line phone and some knitting needles on his doorstep.
After losing her iPhone the night before, a woman called to report that she had been tracking its whereabouts with a GPS. She said that it looks like it moves between a house on Jackson Creek Road and a wooded area, and she was wondering what to do about it.
Two juvenile males were seen dancing in the street on Seventh Avenue at 12:30 p.m. The caller who reported the activity wanted an officer to scare the kids into staying on the sidewalk. However, the males were gone upon officer arrival.
An officer stopped to check on a vehicle parked under a sign on Durston Road. It turned out the driver was looking for a geocache located there. The officer assisted her.
A Great Falls man was located on Main Street at 5 p.m. after he was seen stealing alcohol from a local store and then throwing the bottles at passing cars. He had also attempted to get into someone's car as they were stopped. The man was arrested, found to be underage and in possession of marijuana. He also had an active warrant. He was charged with theft, possession of dangerous drugs, underage drinking, disorderly conduct, and criminal mischief.
A man wearing a Mike's Hard Lemonade hat was seen jumping into traffic on Babcock Street at 6 p.m.
Local Bozeman news reported last night that callers reported seeing a naked woman standing on the interstate in the passing lane, but law enforcement and searchers could not find her.
The Bozeman Police Department reports for Sunday included the following:
An officer warned two people after they crossed Main Street at a don’t-walk signal around 1:15 a.m.
Police separated a man and woman after they got into an argument over the man having another woman in his apartment.
A man stumbling around on the sidewalk on North 22nd Avenue around 2 a.m. told police “he was doing great” and was almost home.
A man and a woman got into an argument in a cab around 3:30 a.m. Police warned the passengers for their behavior.
A man stole a pack of cigarettes from an East Main Street store around 5:15 a.m.
Police warned two boys for trespassing on property where they reportedly also took rabbits.
Restaurant employees cleaned up alcohol bottles and moved planters back to their original locations on a patio after someone overturned them overnight.
A 37-year-old transient man wrapped in a blanket was arrested after taking cigarettes and dashing out of an East Main Street convenience store around 4:15 p.m.
A man was arrested on an outstanding warrant from another county after a resident of Buckrake Avenue reported he was driving up and down the road and stopping in front of a house under construction.
A woman said several people were in her apartment around 9:30 p.m. and wouldn’t leave. One man was under her bed eating and ignoring her.
Officers are investigating the reason two young children were wandering the streets around 9:45 p.m. without parental supervision. One of the children was barefoot; the other had no shoes, but socks. The children had “no idea where they belong.”
The Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office reports for Sunday included the following:
The boyfriend of a woman “visiting another man overnight” was banging on the other man’s door around 8:15 a.m.
A caller thought two homeless men with a black dog on Briar Place “might have been looking for something to steal.” The men said they were “looking for Manhattan.”
A round hay bale was causing a traffic hazard on North Seventh Avenue around 5:30 p.m.
A caller thought a tow-truck driver was stealing a car around 6:15 p.m., but the car was being repossessed.
A pink bike next to the river on Amsterdam Road seemed “suspicious.” A caller thought it might have been stolen.
A driver was traveling back and forth along Swamp Road around 7:45 p.m. with a rifle out the window.
The Bozeman Police Department reports for Monday included the following:
Someone rang a Rose Street home’s doorbell at 12:20 a.m.
An intoxicated man accidentally dialed 911. He was given a ride home.
A man was warned for tipping over trashcans.
A car was stopped for driving through a stop sign. The driver was arrested for having no insurance, driving with a suspended license, having a fake ID, failing to stop at a stop sign, obstructing a peace officer and minor in possession of alcohol.
Two boys were warned for skateboarding in the parking garage.
An elderly woman was driving the wrong way down the street. Officers helped her turn around and head toward her home.
An intoxicated man who had a dog with him was reportedly walking on Peach Street and “falling over or passing out.”
A woman was concerned because her dog was not acting normally after a neighbor gave her dog some marijuana.
The Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office reports for Monday included the following:
A man was seen lying on the side of the interstate. It looked like he might have been doing sit-ups.
Two women were sitting on a caller’s lawn watching a house being built across the street. The caller requested extra patrol.
Deputies responded to a report of loud music, possibly coming from a live band. Upon arrival, everything was quiet. Deputies eventually located the subjects near a warehouse loading music equipment into trucks. They had just finished band practice. They were advised to end their session earlier next time.
The Bozeman Police Department reports for Thursday included the following:
Officers warned a man about shouting profanities in public.
A person was seen smoking marijuana in the stairway of Colonel Blacks at 1:40 a.m.
Officers warned a man for sleeping in his vehicle in a private parking lot.
A man was lying on a bench at a store and not responding to an employee trying to talk to him. The man was arrested on two warrants.
A landlord had questions about a tenant who will be incarcerated for some time.
A caller reported that two young kids were riding dirt bikes on Meriwether Avenue. The kids were too young to have their driver’s licenses and the bikes weren’t street legal, the caller said.
Library staff reported suspicious documents being printed out and left lying around the library by a suspicious man.
A man was bothered by the constant yelling and screaming of children at the daycare center next door to him.
A woman’s boss took her vehicle without her permission a few days ago and may have been involved in an accident.
A man asked an officer if it was OK to sit in his vehicle with the radio on and drink a beer. Officers told him he could not.
Officers contacted three men sitting in a vehicle parked in the dark on the side of the mall. They said they were waiting for a friend.
A woman received text messages from a stranger asking her who she was, where she was and if she would send him lewd photos.
Officers responded to 155 calls for service.
The Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office reports for Thursday included the following:
A stereo was stolen out of a locked Chevy pickup truck on Two Track Way.
A person has received more than 30 harassing phone calls in the last few days. The caller has been using profanity.
A man heard a beeping noise coming from a vacant rental house. He went to check on it and found the front door open, the oven turned on to self-clean mode and the countertops melted.
A woman reported she is having trouble with trespassing and littering on her Valley Ridge Drive property.
A woman reported that someone threw Christmas tinsel and poo on her Moonlite Drive yard, and flipped her “no trespassing” signs upside down.
A caller said her teenage son and friends hit a car with a water balloon, and the driver grabbed her son and hit him.
A woman who reported her vehicle was broken into earlier in the day brought the vehicle to the sheriff’s office to see if deputies could get fingerprints from it.
Deputies responded to 118 calls for service.
The Gallatin County jail held 79 inmates Friday.
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